Smith’s Democratic Primary Votes

Steve Welch has taken hits for voting for Barack Obama in 2008, but he isn’t the only GOP Senate candidate who has cast a ballot in a Democratic primary. Tom Smith voted in 19 Dem primaries since between the time he registered to vote in 1969, and the time he switched to the GOP in 2011.

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Front Page Stories, Senate, Top Stories | 26 Comments

We’re Number 1! (and 6)

The Washington Post took a look at the most competitive congressional primaries in the country and named the top 10 incumbents most likely to lose. There are two familiar names on the list: Reps. Tim Holden and Tim Murphy. One of them was listed number one in the country.

March 31st, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 3 Comments

State of Play in Altmire/Critz Race

The hard-fought primary battle between two Democratic incumbent congressmen – Jason Altmire and Mark Critz – appears to be turning on a question that only a political theorist could love. In a low-turnout primary with two credible incumbents, can the one with wider name recognition and a home-field advantage (in this case, Altmire) beat out the one who has the backing of the district’s most influential interest group (Critz, with strong support from labor unions)?

March 29th, 2012 | Posted in Congress, Front Page Stories, Top Stories | 11 Comments

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